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NFL To Punish Patriots For Videotaping Jets’ Signals

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This is a weird story. A videographer for the New England Patriots was caught by NFL security shooting video of the defensive signals from the New York Jets’ coaches. Apparently, the Pats have been caught doing this before in their game last year against Green Bay.

Goodell is considering severe sanctions, including the possibility of docking the Patriots “multiple draft picks” because it is the competitive violation in the wake of a stern warning to all teams since he became commissioner, the sources said. The Patriots have been suspected in previous incidents.

It’s just odd. This is the best NFL franchise this decade, with three Super Bowl trophies. It’s hard to believe that videotaping defensive signals would have such a benefit as to propell the team to the heights they’ve reached the past six years, and that the payoff would be worth the risk. It’s also odd that they’ve been caught once before but continued to do it anyway when it seemed to be common knowledge among other teams that they did this kind of thing. The boys at ProFootballTalk.com has some more thoughts.

Written by Jim Rose

September 11, 2007 at 2:14 pm

Posted in NFL

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  1. The great legacy of this team is based on wins in the superball by 3 points…. a kick off. The coach has been touted as a genius, as the best to adjust after half time to the game plan of the other team.Well it all makes sense. They have been known to cheat…in a culture of sports that values winning at all costs. That is why the Colt victory last year was so sweet… a man with integrity as a coach won.This is what we teach our children…that it matters not HOW you play the game, only that you WIN. And if you win by cheating try not to get caught.

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    September 12, 2007 at 3:16 pm


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